Here Is Everything We Know About Hugh Hefner’s Death

This week pretty much everyone was shocked with the news that the founder and chief editor of the iconic Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, has died.

Firstly, media stated that he passed away because of natural reasons. But later on, it turned out that everything is not that simple. As TMZ reported, about two years ago, the millionaire began to have serious back problems caused by the infection. For this reason, Hefner has almost ceased to walk and then was bedridden. The source close to the family claims that it was the reason of his death.


Celebrities who knew Playboy founder expressed their sorrow and emphasized that he was a good and kind man.

Pamela Anderson Shares Emotional Video

Sex symbol of the 90s, actress and model Pamela Anderson was very shocked by the news of Hugh Hefner’s death. First, she posted a black-and-white photo with Hefner kissing her. And after photo, Pamela shared a very emotional video.

In the video, Anderson lies in bed in her underwear and cries bitterly. Makeup is blurred all over her face.

The founder of Playboy and Pamela Anderson were very close friends. The famous blonde was a star of the magazine. She graced the cover of edition 14 times – no other periodical had so many pics of her in the entire history of men’s gloss.

Other celebs also had something to say.

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RIP Hugh Hefner ✌️🐰

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R.I.P. Hugh Hefner 😥 The American Icon who in 1953 introduced the world 2 Playboy mag and built the company into one of the most recognizable American Global brands in history , I am so grateful I had the opportunity to shoot many Playboy celebrity pictorials with u Hef❤️ thank u for picking me and Bringing me into the magical world of Playboy ! I just can't stop crying and I can't imagine how many bunnies are crying for u too. U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness 🙏🏼love u Hef #hughhefner #playboy #icon @playboy

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The last Hugh Hefner’s publications were related to Harvey and Irma hurricanes. He asked everyone to help victims of it which once again proves how generous and sympathetic he was.

Who Inherits Playboy Empire?

But there is also another trivial question everyone wonders about: who will get his empire and his money?

The day of Hefner’s death, media spread the information that his wife, 31-year-old Crystal, will get nothing because of their marital agreement. However, a day later it turned out that everything is not that bad for her.

Crystal got a significant chunk of his wellness — a 7-million-dollar house in Beverly Hills and a “small” amount of money — a lump sum payment of $5 million.

The mansion which now belongs to Crystal is pretty cute. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a dressing room, a swimming pool, and a small garden. Hugh purchased it in 2013.

Hefner’s fortune is estimated at $43 000 000 and this number does not include the cost of the famous Playboy mansion (it is estimated at $100 000 000).

The money will be divided between four Hefner’s children. Also, some will be transferred to the University of Southern California and several charitable organizations the founder of Playboy supported.

The entire Playboy Empire is now going to be ruled by his youngest son Cooper. He looks like his father, and for a long have been occupying the post of Playboy’s Creative Director. Unlike his father, Cooper lives with his very private and conservative life.

Rest in Peace

BBC reports that Playboy founder will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe. He bought this place on the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in 1992 for $75 000. Monroe graced the first cover of Playboy in 1953 and literally made the name of the magazine.

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Actually, the fact is Monroe was not filmed specifically for Playboy, the magazine just published her photos.  For this photo shoot, made in the sunrise of her career, Monroe got only $50. Four years later, Hefner bought the right to publish pictures of the actress where “there is nothing but radio” for $500. And 50 000 copies of the Playboy magazine with these photos sold out in less than one day.

Marilyn Monroe subsequently wrote in her memoirs that she had not received even a thank-you note from the magazine and had to buy a copy to see your image.